PRLog - Aug. 28, 2014 - HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Hillsboro, OR -Local author DC Jesse Burkhardt releases his newest book Railroads of Hillsboro with 200 black and white photos. Burkhardt will be at Jacobsen’s Books in Downtown Hillsboro September 23rd from 6-8pm to sign his books.
Burkhardt is also the author of Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge, also by Arcadia Publishing, and by Rolling Dreams Press The Crowbar Hotel, Travelogue of an Unruly Youth, Rolling Dreams: Portraits of the Northwest’s Railroad Heritage (http://www.rollingdreamspress.com/
About the book:
Hillsboro, Oregon, always seemed destined to be an important railroad town. When the first trains arrived in Hillsboro in 1871 under the banner of the Oregon & California Railroad, the town began to develop into a key railroad junction point. Hillsboro was strategically located just 20 miles from the booming Portland metropolis, a regional center of manufacturing and trade, and by 1911, Hillsboro was where several rail lines branched off. One line headed west toward Tillamook, where the railroad tapped rich timber resources along the Oregon coast. Another line cut south into the fertile Willamette Valley, accessing prime agricultural lands that produced a bounty of wheat and other commodities. A third route carried passengers and goods to and from Portland and the neighboring communities of Cornelius and Forest Grove.
Railroads of Hillsboro is published by Arcadia Publishing, with many other local history books full of black and white photos including Images of America Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Aloha- Reedville and many others!
About Jacobsen’s Books & More
Located in the heart of quaint and cozy historic downtown Hillsboro, Oregon, Jacobsen's Books is a family-friendly haven for readers and writers alike. Jacobsen’s strives to create a community of readers, hosting programs such as book launches, kids' book parties, The Last Friday Bards & Brews Author Reading Series, a children's play area, special order services, author signings, literacy drives, and more!
Find a full schedule of events at www.jacobsensbooks.com